March 31, 2014
A week before the Olympic Games opened in Sochi, the Kremlin sicced its hounds on Dozhd TV, the last independent news channel in Russia.
In politics, he says, "People who are perceived as learned experts go on television and say stupid shit, and nobody says, 'Boy, that’s really stupid.'"
March 30, 2014
"On the third anniversay of my abortion, I found out via MySpace that my ex-boyfriend was having a baby with another woman."
March 29, 2014
The Prophet in the Library
When Leonard Cohen was asked about his plans for the future in 1964, he grinned and said “suicide.” This previously undiscovered speech recreates his thinking at the time.
March 28, 2014
Do bigger mannequins mean that we're accepting our bigger bodies?
The way the museum hides so much of its collection is a scandal. It's time to explore all those crazy cul-de-sacs of modern art that it too often ignores.
There is no longer any need to write “in defense of” reading—and yet we keep churning out books along these lines.
Sending Fulbright Scholars Abroad Is Not 'Soft Diplomacy.' But There Are Better Reasons Not to Axe the Program